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Boating forecast for White Bluffs

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  1. Extremely useful for viewing the forecast at a glance. You can quickly tell when the conditions are likely to better for boating and fishing.
  2. The summaries are useful to assist in understanding the weather patterns as well as planning your day and trips.
  3. The arrows show the direction of the wind. The direction of the wind is from the origin e.g. an easterly wind blows to the west. The dotted line is gust speed of the wind. For most spots you want the wind to be light (0 - 10 kts) for ocean conditions to be comfortable.
  4. The Sea height is the total wave height which includes both swell and chop. This is the most critical variable when looking at this forecast since a big sea height could be hazardous to boats or fishing off rocks etc. Swell refers to the height of the swell. The smaller the better. Chop refers to the height of the ocean chop. The less chop, the more comfortable conditions will be.
  5. The greater the swell period, the more comfortable the conditions are likely to be. It is believed sea sickness is triggered by a swell period around 5-6 seconds. However, the ocean chop can also cause sea sickness, so be aware of that too, especially if sea direction is considerably different to swell direction.
  6. Swell direction is represented by the origin of the swell. A westerly swell is moving to the east.
  7. Sea direction is represented by the origin of the chop. If there is not much chop this is not such a factor. However, you should check this variable if there is substantial chop, since if the swell direction is opposing the sea direction and swell and chop height are over 1 m, conditions could be rough.
  8. SwellMap presents tides as LAT (Lowest Astronomical Tide), which is the height above the lowest tidal water level

Forecast updated at 02:17 Sunday 25 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Forecast updated at 02:17 Sunday 25 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

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Sun 25 FebRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h10.90.50.715SENNW:1619
10h10.90.50.815SENWNW:2025
16h11.40.51.44NNWNW:2429
22h11.50.21.54NNWNW:2533
High: 01:50 am (1.46 m); Low: 08:20 am (0.25 m); High: 02:20 pm (1.39 m); Low: 08:40 pm (0.24 m);
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Mon 26 FebRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h12.00.41.96NENWNW:2633
10h10.90.30.96NESWS:2227
16h11.20.21.24SSS:2735
22h11.50.21.55SESS:2127
High: 02:50 am (1.47 m); Low: 09:20 am (0.26 m); High: 03:10 pm (1.37 m); Low: 09:40 pm (0.25 m);
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Tue 27 FebRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h11.20.31.25SESS:2025
10h21.30.31.25SESS:1417
16h30.90.40.812SESSE:1214
22h51.00.50.912SESESE:710
High: 03:50 am (1.47 m); Low: 10:20 am (0.26 m); High: 04:10 pm (1.35 m); Low: 10:40 pm (0.25 m);
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Wed 28 FebRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h61.00.50.912SEESE:56
10h71.00.50.912SEES:22
16h71.00.50.812SEESW:34
22h70.90.50.712SEES:56
High: 04:50 am (1.48 m); Low: 11:20 am (0.25 m); High: 05:20 pm (1.34 m); Low: 11:40 pm (0.23 m);
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Thu 1 MarRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h70.90.50.711SENEW:44
10h70.90.50.811SEEN:34
16h60.90.50.810SENEN:1114
22h70.90.50.77EEN:22
High: 05:50 am (1.49 m); Low: 12:20 pm (0.23 m); High: 06:20 pm (1.35 m);
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Fri 2 MarRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h71.10.41.05ENNW:810
10h71.20.41.25NENN:78
16h60.80.40.84NENN:912
22h40.70.40.510ESS:1823
Low: 12:40 am (0.21 m); High: 06:50 am (1.49 m); Low: 01:20 pm (0.2 m); High: 07:10 pm (1.38 m);
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Sat 3 MarRating Summary Sea Swell Chop Period Swell dir Sea dir Wind Gusts
mmms°°ktskts
4h31.00.40.910SESS:2837
10h21.40.51.34SSS:2937
16h22.10.52.06SESS:2937

Forecast updated at 02:17 Sunday 25 February (Pacific/Auckland local time)

Current sea temperature

White Bluffs sea temperature: 18°C

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